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How to… Corn Husk Pumpkins

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Of course I wasn’t going to leave you hanging with the how to of making my corn husk pumpkins!

On my first round of making these I created something that resembled a corn husk garlic…


not what I was going for!

{Step 1}

Soak your corn husks in some warm water for about 2 minutes.  Remove and let them dry on a towel for about 15 minutes, blotting the extra moisture off.  If your corn husks are really wide you might want to tear them in half.

{Step 2}

With your trusty glue gun you want to glue 4 husk pieces into an “t” shape.  You are doing this right after the 15 minutes of drying…. you want them to be a little damp so they are still pliable.

{Step 3}

Then glue down 4 more on the diagonal. 

{Step 4}

Next… the secret to getting that pumpkin shape… a balloon.

My garlic shape up top didn’t have a balloon inside.

Now you need to test your balloon size by pulling up a few pieces of the husks to make sure that you have enough space to gather the tips of the husks at the top and tie it off with your twine.

I pulled up the corn husk pieces starting with the finally piece I glued down and working my way back down to the first piece I glued.  So working top to bottom.

{Step 5}

Tie off the top with some twine and wait for the corn husks to dry completely.  I would wait at least 6 hours or overnight to be safe.

{Step 6}

Once the husks are completely dry you can pop the balloon.

Then you have your cute corn husk pumpkins!

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  1. Visiting via the Weekend Wrap Up. This is a wonderful idea. When I saw the photo, I had no idea it was a husk covered balloon, ingenious!

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